Police use blood trail to find assault victim


Radcliff police followed a trail of blood Sunday afternoon to arrest a Vine Grove woman for assaulting another woman at a nearby residence.

Carissa J. Nelson, 31, is charged with second-degree assault, a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted. Police say the incident occurred at a home on Woodcreek Drive in Radcliff. Police were called to the area and Nelson was arrested at 2:59 p.m.

According to an arrest citation, police arrived at the residence about 30 minutes prior to Nelson’s arrest and then “followed a blood trail to Elmwood Drive” and located a woman who had “severe lacerations,” according to the citation. Police said she had cuts on her left arm, left hand and thumb and the left side of her neck.

Nelson reportedly told police she had been in a physical altercation, the citation said, but denied she had used a weapon during it and said the injuries may have been caused by her rings.

According to the arrest citation, the injuries to the woman were “severely” deep and police say the injuries appeared to have been caused as she defended herself during the altercation.

Nelson is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. She also was charged with failure to appear in court on an unrelated misdemeanor offense.

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